Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) Maseno South Diocese is reaching out to their congregants, considered vulnerable, with food items.
The Diocese Bishop Charles Ong’injo says members of the church have taken it upon themselves to reach out to the members who are less fortunate in the society.
Ong’injo says the church has also initiated outreach programmes within its jurisdiction at a time churches are closed as a way of combating the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
“Many families in Kisumu especially in Nyalenda slums have benefit from some food donations, they have been identified, they have been called and given food donations,” he said.
Speaking to the press in Kisumu on Wednesday, the Bishop says the church is carrying out pastoral visits in family houses.
“Our clergy have even reached out to ensure that they do pastoral visits, because there are people who are sick and they need that attention,” he said.
He says most of the church followers are passing through difficult moments and they need prayers.
Ong’injo told his church members to comply with the directives issued by the government in regard to Corona virus.
He says closing of churches has made them scale down most of their activities even as the brunt manifests itself.
He says they will not be able to make tax returns since most of the church employees can’t be paid due to the interruptions in services.
“People are not coming to church and therefore meeting the obligations that the church is supposed to meet might be scaled down,” he said.
The Bishop further called upon the landlords to be patient with tenants at a time many people have lost their jobs.
Ong’injo asked his congregant not to reneged on observing directives by the ministry of health.